A review of the drug treatment of 163 patients attending two old age psychiatric day hospitals showed that 29 received medication from the day hospital, 44 from general practitioners and 60 from both sources. Many of the patients' knowledge of their drug treatment was incomplete. Of those individuals interviewed, approximately equal numbers expressed a preference for day hospital and general practitioner prescriptions. The origin of the prescription did not bear any obvious relationship to subsequent admission to hospital or continued attendance at the day hospital.
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